City of Baytown Resumes Inspections

Bradley PepperAdvocacy, Covid-19

When Harris County’s “Stay Home, Work Safe” order went into effect on March 24, the City of Baytown closed its buildings and facilities to the public.

However, beginning last week, the City began accepting requests for all inspections. The actual inspections will be done on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. They are still conducting critical inspections as requested on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Unfortunately, the City of Baytown does not have an automated system to accept and process new permits. They are actively working on an augmented process for builders to submit new permit applications and to pay for permits online, but they haven’t finalized that process as of now.


City staff is answering emails and are committed to continuing to provide. For more information:

  • Inspections for existing permitted projects may be requested through All inspection requests must be received before 7:00 a.m. for same day inspections.
  • For status of permit applications, visit For general questions, email the Building Division.
  • The Planning Division will accept new plats on April 21 by electronic submission only. All applications received prior to March 24 for annexation, zoning, variances, and plats will continue through the hearing and/or approval process. For questions, please email the Planning Division.
About the Author

Bradley Pepper

Government Affairs Director Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA)